QTVI - Oldham

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Teacher for Children and Young People with a Vision Impairment,
Education and Early Years - SEND Service – Sensory and Physical Support Service

Ref: T/OL-32311
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Teachers Mainscale or UPS (+ TLR 2 2,721 – £4,228 pro rata, dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Based: Civic Centre, Level 6, Oldham OL1 1UT
Closing Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Role Overview:
To support the inclusion of children and young people with a vision impairment and contribute to excellent outcomes and aspirations.
In this role you will provide advice, support, training and direct teaching to children & young people with a vision impairment

Key Responsibilities:
To work with identified pupils to help promote inclusion and to overcome barriers to learning as a result of their vision impairment.
To work collaboratively with service staff, school staff, families, pupils and other professionals
To deliver and facilitate effective training and development of staff in schools and other agencies to raise awareness and skills for supporting pupils with a vision impairment
To plan and teach interventions for children with a variety of different learning needs and styles.

Key Requirements:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with which to build and maintain effective relationships with all CYP, families and professionals.
Sound knowledge, skills and direct experience of working with CYP with a vision impairment. Experience in using assistive technology, within early years or within special education would be beneficial.
Grade 1 or grade 2 braille qualification or the willingness to attain.
The use of a car is necessary to work in settings throughout the borough.

For further details please see:

Or feel free to email the Team Leader (QTVI) - Joanne Jones on joanne.jones@oldham.gov.uk

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